Port Vila Handicraft Market

Port Vila Handicraft Market

Port Vila Handicraft Market
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
A new marketplace dedicated to selling and promoting authentic Vanuatu Made Handicrafts . The market provides over 50 vendors with a platform to sell products that they have either made themselves (often on site) or have been purchased via wholesale, often from the outer islands. A wide variety of products such as baskets, home decor, carvings, jewelry and artwork are displayed and available for purchase. This marketplace is playing a pivotal role in reestablishing traditional handicrafts in the retail market after it has gradually become inundated with plastic and imported souvenirs.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Wingecarribee
Canberra, Australia2,128 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Authentic arts and crafts with money going back to the community. Wood carvings, weaving, paintings, shells, clothing ...... Wander through, chat to the vendors. Australian customs were okay with the smooth wooden carved turtle. Bright atmosphere. Have a look when taking a walk along the Port Vila bay promenade.
Written 2 December 2023
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Ani C
77 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Worth a visit and a way to support locals. Not all stalls in use when I visited but some nice things to buy. Some lovely wooden bowls, woven materials and handmade items. Nice place to find gifts for those at home.
Written 17 October 2023
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sarahahlin
Port Vila, Vanuatu29 contributions
Sept 2022 • Friends
Full of life and vibrant colour, the two seafront handicraft markets are a must see when in Port Vila. You will find something to suit anyone here with a great variety of souvenirs all made in Vanuatu.
Written 6 September 2022
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Claude
7 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
The locals are super amazing with their friendly smiles and colourful, stylish handicrafts that enlighten the souls of whoever walks by with affordable prices.

A great spot in Port-Vila city.
Written 26 March 2020
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hugh m
Melbourne, Australia211 contributions
Feb 2020
Cheap rubbish at very expensive prices,worth a look but keep your hands in your pockets,wanted $80aud for small shell,forget it.
Written 8 February 2020
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normgraem
Hanoi41 contributions
Oct 2019
Closed on Sunday (maybe 1 or 2 stalls open). Otherwise a pleasant open sided structure next to the Nambawan Café.

Hassle free browsing - no hard sell, just look and move on.

The handicrafts range from hand-painted t-shirts, packaged coffee, many different sizes of hand-carved timber fish / turtles / sting rays / pigs. Shell necklaces of all shapes and sizes, hand-woven baskets, mats and more.

Prices are comparable to other locations.

Don't shop here if you are looking for those cheap, plastic, Chinese mass produced trinkets. You can get them from one of the many other shops on the main street.

This place is for the more discerning shopper.
Written 9 October 2019
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Dean H
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
Aug 2019
Well worth the visit if you are in Port Vila as there are lots of traders seller local crafts. Amazing works of arts and local treasures.
Written 3 September 2019
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Geoffrey F
Hobart, Australia10 contributions
Aug 2019
Vanuatu has so much to offer the visitor, and visiting the arts and craft market was surely one of the highlights. The range of artifacts available went beyond being impressive to being stunning. My personal favourites were the beautiful wood carvings and the lovely paintings. Highly recommended.
Written 11 August 2019
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Nicole R
Queanbeyan, Australia160 contributions
Aug 2019
The new handicraft market at the harbour front is worth checking out. Reasonably-priced, well-made goodies made by local craftspeople which make a lovely keepsake of your trip. Sellers are friendly and there's no pressure to buy.
Written 7 August 2019
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patriciadrew28
Brisbane, Australia165 contributions
July 2019 • Family
We went for a walk through, the locals were lovely and the prices were very reasonable but the wares were very touristy and not much of interest.
Written 12 July 2019
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